Identity, the State and Borderline Disorder

Dan Rabinowitz*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Border Studies
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405198936
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2012


  • Clandestine crossings into Israel by Palestinians, the 1950s, three forms
  • Green Line framing Israeli-Palestinian as a duel, too oversimplistic
  • Identity, the state and borderline disorder
  • Israel's self image, about acceptance and destiny of "Israeli time"
  • Israel, the sociocultural load with boundaries, stability and security
  • Israeli perception, of a "cultured" Europe into an Arab space
  • SOI's solution, Israeli system of control from territories by a Purple Line
  • Shifting of the border, modifying practices of 1967
  • The Green Line and the post-1967 Purple Line, the gap not easily erased
  • Viable borders, security, state durability, in Israeli security thinking

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